Philly Tree Map

Tree Key > Needles > Single
Blue Spruce
Picea pungens
Distinguishing Features: Needle color from slightly blue to very obviously blue, wavy cone scale edges
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Form at maturity: 30 to 60 feet tall , can reach 120 feet, narrow, dense, conical shape
  • Leaf: Stiff and rigid, 0.75 to 1.25 inches long, four sided needles with 6 light stomatal lines on each side, blue-green to green in color
  • Flower: Green, orange or purple colored, monoecious
  • Bark: Gray brown colored, blocky bark
  • Fruit or Seed: Violet color turning to a medium brown at maturity, cylindrical and pointed at each end, up to 5 inches long and about 1 inch wide, cone scales are wavy, cone tip is blunt and jagged looking, with short stalks
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